• Member Spotlight

    The Chamber’s mission is to serve as Greater Reading’s leading resource and advocate for business, and we hope to provide our members with all that they need to be successful! But with 1,500 member businesses at the Chamber, we feel there are countless stories to be told by the experts in the field themselves – many of which are our small business owners! Member Spotlight is our forum for telling our member’s stories in their own words – sharing their successes, their challenges, and what it’s really like to be a small business owner in Berks County and beyond!


  • How does a hobby turn into a full blown business? Listen to William and Tracy Smith talk about Ridgewood Winery.


  • A round of “a-paws” to Berks County ARL for all of their hard work to provide shelter, care, and second chances for unwanted and abused animals


  • Nine-time recipient of Salon Today’s Top 200, Hair on the Avenue is deeply “rooted” in providing the best customer experience possible!


  • Kathy Stricker is passionate about holistic approaches to common conditions – learn more here!


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  • Opening up shop in 1982, locally owned and operated Coventry Corners has been serving customers for over thirty years with the tagline,


  • Spring into wedding season with Heather Pasko, Executive Wedding Planner and Owner of LEO Design Gallery, 2013 Winner for BEST Wedding Planner on the PHL17 Philly Hotlist and recently featured guest on an episode of America’s Best TV show..


  • Debbie and Joseph Bakanowski of DeLux Dental Laboratory break the mold in providing dental restorations, products and services in Berks and beyond! .


  • Ellen Horan speaks to Trish Shermot about the benefits of credit unions.


  • Karen Norheim, Exec. VP of American Crane & Equipment Corp., headquartered in Berks County, provides over 40,000parts and supplies globally to over 15 industries – who knew?!


  • Keep warm with a big serving of what’s new at Furniture Soup with business owner, Brenda Gaul.


  • Alan Shuman, President of Shuman Development Group, takes five with Ellen Horan to discuss commercial real estate development projects focused on revitalizing downtown Reading.


  • Michael’s Classic Limo is in the business of helping you arrive in style - hear more from Chris Haines


  • Tim Meade, Owner of CertaPro Painters, discusses owning a franchise and his personal path to success.


  • Bill Bainbridge of CJ Tires talks about the family-owned business, and how they believe they’re changing more than tires!


  • Bill Woolworth, Co-Owner of Dans at Green Hills


  • Member Spotlight - "Digging up" the story behind Schloch Incorporated with Barry Schlouch


  • Member Spotlight - Dave Skipper, Owner of Billy


  • Member Spotlight - Emmett Lien, President of Edge Insights



  • Tim Daley and Habitat for Humanity of Berks are building homes, communities, and hope!!


  • For Todd Schorle, owner TS Tech, having his ‘head in the cloud’ is a part of everyday business!


  • Joni Naugle is developing leaders to perform at their highest level of potential - hear how she’s doing it!


  • As a #lifeimprovementbusiness, Eric Savage has fostered more than just a  great car dealership at Freedom Auto Group!.


  • Home Health Care Management provides access to at-home and community-based healthcare services!


  • Calling all campers, adventure-seekers, and outdoor-fans - South Mountain YMCA is heating up for the summer!.


  • Pizza, craft beer, and karaoke – oh my! Bob Zeiders goes way beyond pies at Paradise by the Slice!.


  • Danny Laws, DaBrian Marketing Group, provides cutting edge digital marketing solutions with the data to back it up!


  • Coming to a newsstand near you – Tracy Hoffman of Hoffman Publishing talks business in Berks.


  • Cathy Chervanick provides her clients with the color and creativity needed to make every project ‘pop!’.


  • Caryn Kodz of Classic Harley Davidson talks about how much fun it is to work in her family


  • Kohl Building Products was founded on Harry Kohl’s high code of ethics, and grew with his grandson, Jim Kohl’s, vision – expanding to 9 locations between PA and MD. Hear from Deb Kearse about their mission to connect people to products!.


  • There is always a reason to party with Kim and Tom Chilton of PartyMasterz Productions, who encourage their customers to plan easy, and party hard - leaving the entertainment to the professionals!


  • Suburban Water Testing Lab’s Rich and Sara Stump encourage us to “better know our H2O” when it comes to drinking water, wastewater, and pool and spa testing!


  • Mike and Shanna Rauenzahn serve up Berks County classic dishes with a mix of Cuban cuisine in the heart of Bernville at the historic Bernville Eagle Hotel.


  • Hear from Dental Arts of Wyomissing Berks native, Dr. Michael Balthaser, a 2014 Top 40 Under 40 Dentist in the USA!.


  • Enjoy a few memorable moments with Greg Miller, Co-Owner of Knight’s Rental, and get some planning ideas for your next big bash!


  • Suzy Lysczek, owner, Suzy Rae Design, celebrates ten years of being in business this year!


  • Tune in for an interview with Berks County native and SAH Incorporated Owner, Beth Hahn, as she discusses the evolution of the company’s business model, growing from a do-it-yourself retail store to a full-service residential and commercial alarm company.


  • Family-owned Elevation Burger takes the business of ‘burger-splurging’ to a whole new healthy level!


  • Member Spotlight - Keith Walbert discusses the name behind his business, White Bear Technology Services


  • Member Spotlight - Albert Van Maanen, Owner of The Reading Coffee Roasters


  • Member Spotlight - Go Fish! Owner - Heather Clark shares her story!


  • Member Spotlight - Ed Weaver, President of Weaver


  • Member Spotlight - Rob Wolf, Creator and Founder of LaunchDM


  • Member Spotlight - Hamid Chaudhry, Owner of HIBS of Kenhorst



  • Meet Daphne Klahr!


  • Berks County Medical Society names a new Executive Director - meet TJ Huckleberry!


  • TABLES ARE TURNED THIS WEEK! Ellen Horan is interviewed by Lucine Silhenik of the Penn Street Market.


  • Gipprich Jewelers continues to sparkle with great customer service and satisfaction.


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  • Look for the signs… Hollenbach Construction is building all over Berks!


  • Serving the community since 1979, The Hitchcock Group provides cleaning services, air duct cleaning, restoration, and much more!.
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